Slovakia is an ideal hiking spot for families with children of all age groups. Today I´m bringing you three tips for short hike trips in western Slovakia.
Haluzice gorge (Haluzická tiesňava)
It is a Slovakian natural landmark situated in White Carpatian mountains. It was declared a natural heritage in 1963, spreading over an area of 3.5 hectares and having the 4th degree of heritage protection. It is a unique place for a short walk. It will take you no longer than an hour with very small children and the same in case you are going to take lots of pictures, which you certainly will.
Coming out of the gorge, do not forget to visit a ruin of small roman church just outside the park. The first written note dates back to 1299. At that time the church was conquered by the Royal Troops of Mathias Csak. It was later rebuilt in Gothic and Renaissance style. In the 19th century, the church was abandoned and partially reconstructed and preserved in the 60´s. At present there are Catholic masses and even weddings being served here.
The third point of interest in the small village of Haluzice is a woden look out tower built up on the hill. Do not forget to omit that bit as it is a place from where you can get a wonderful view of the whole surrounding including the remote mountaing range.
Video made by my husband.
Photos: my archives.